Test::Method - test sugar for methods


version 0.001002


        use Test::More;
        use Test::Method;

        my $obj = Class->new; # blessed reference

        method_ok( $obj, 'method', [], 'value' ); # Class->method() is value

        method_ok( $obj, 'method', undef, 'value' ); # Class->method() is value

        method_ok( $obj, 'method', ['arg1', 'arg2'], 'expected', 'testname' );
        # testname Class->method(...) is 'expected'

        use Test::Deep;
        method_ok( $obj, 'method', [], re('^foo'), );
        # Test->method() is Test::Deep::Regexp



The reason for creating Test::Method is to provide an easy way of testing methods without writing a test name which could equate to Object, method name, arguments, expected return. I found my test names suffered from lack of appropriate details simply due to lack of desire for repetitive typing. This module should help reduce this. The ultimate goal of this module is to make testing methods on objects easier and less repetitive.

We're using Test::Deep under the hood so you may use it's comparison functions in place of expected.



        method_ok( $obj, 'method', \@method_args, 'expected', 'testname' );

use for testing a single method in an object, if not passing args use undef or an empty arrayref will work. Unlike most testing modules specifying test name will not replace all of the default test name, instead it is simply prepended. This feature was desirable due to some object names not really being obvious as to what I was looking at, so it allows me to give a hint to the parent object or maybe a grander purpose.


Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.


Caleb Cushing <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2013 by Caleb Cushing.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)